Denoting a custom in marriage whereby the husband goes to live with the wife’s community.
Early 20th century: from Latin mater, matr- ‘mother’ + local.
“Studies have shown us that the community was matrilocal in its set up.”
(of a ship) tilt; lean over.
Move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way.
Late 16th century (as a noun denoting the position of a careened ship): from French carène, from Italian carena, from Latin carina ‘a keel’. Sense 2 was influenced by the verb career.
A flat braided tape; especially a braid used to form designs on lace. Also: braided work, especially on lace. Frequently attributive, as “lacet braid”, “lacet work”, etc.
A hairpin bend in a road.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Ladies’ Monthly Museum. From French lacet flat braided tape, braid used to form designs on lace from lace + -et
mid 19th century. From French lacet hairpin bend, specific sense development of lacet lace.